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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
This funny cartoon map of the Oregon State, is another great addition to my US State map cards collection (11 at the moment). It was sent by Ai, that lives in Oregon and whose favorite place in the Beaver State is the Crater Lake National Park. Thank you very much Ai, you live in a wonderful place that I must confess I only discoverer lots of things today in the Wikipedia entry (for example I thought Portland was the Capital of Oregon!). This postcard took 11 days to arrive!
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, north by Washington, south California, east Idaho, and southeast Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, the Snake River largely its eastern. Oregon's area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Its capital is Salem, third most populous of its cities.